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Back to the Future

Last week saw the welcome return of a pre-pandemic ritual—the departure of CAIS fifth graders for their two week Taiwan experience at the Chingshin Academy Middle School. Three years ago at…

Mar 22, 2023

The “Extras” That Make Middle School Great

Early in my teaching career, I attended a presentation by former San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Bill Walsh where he focused on the importance of extracurricular activities in students’ lives….

Mar 02, 2023

Congrats to Our League Champions!

Huge Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Basketball team on earning the 2023 SFAL Championship title in the February 10 final against The San Francisco School. The 13-12 victory was clinched…

Feb 10, 2023

Black History Month Resources

Our DEI Ambassadors compiled resources in preparation for Black History Month to help faculty incorporate more Black voices and perspectives into curricula. As the DEI Ambassadors share, “We all have a responsibility to…

Feb 03, 2023

Lunar New Year Reflections for Year of the Rabbit

In mainland China, where I lived from 1999 to 2010, school children enjoy a month-long Lunar New Year holiday. Because I worked in a school during those years, I always…

Jan 18, 2023

CAIS Co-Hosting Sixth Annual Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum

Six years ago, CAIS spearheaded the creation of a conference for early childhood educators to share best practices and innovations in Mandarin immersion. Working once again with our outstanding peer…

Jan 11, 2023

Keeping Our Focus on Chinese Current Events

Like many of you, I have been spending more time thinking about China lately, based on recent events there.  This would include the apparent unsustainability of China’s “Zero Covid” policy,…

Dec 16, 2022

No Mandarin (Yet)? No Problem

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a limited number of openings for qualified 6th-8th students through a Mandarin World Language Pathway at Middle School beginning next…

Dec 13, 2022

Learning Math and Science in Preschool

Ever wonder how children learn math and science in preschool? Preschool children learn the best when they have a problem in mind that really interests them and they must look for…

Nov 04, 2022

Forming Our First Ever DEI Ambassadors Team

In the five years since the CAIS community’s creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement, the school has iterated a variety of approaches to organizing and leading our vital…

Oct 26, 2022